May
07

On the upswing

Cutting to the chase: Clearly, I’ve been away for a little while. I think that the reasons are fairly mundane, but I will simply say that sometimes life has a way of catching up with you when you are paying attention to other things. All is well, and I do apologize for the mysterious drop-off in posts.

The good news is I have used the break to work on some new pieces that I’m excited about. At this point they are little more than a pile of notes and a lot of ideas, but hopefully they will be something that you’ll be interested in reading, and if I’m lucky, sharing your thoughts on as well.

On the personal health side, my weight has been reasonably stable; I have gained back a few pounds since my last post, but I am not too worried about it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not thrilled about it; but I’m ready to get back to business, and am very pleased that I’m still 15 lbs lighter than I was at the start of the year.

On the plus side I’ve started a new simple exercise habit that seems to be sticking, all based on keeping my laundry in order. What does laundry have to do with weight loss? I’ll get to that in a future post.

On the real food side, this is the time of year when things start to get easier food-wise in the Pacific Northwest. Every week that goes by in my neck of the woods, more and more farmers markets come back to life; more fruits and vegetables start their journey from the soil to my plate :) , and the sun starts to make the acquisition of vitamin D much, much easier. All in all this is a great time of year, and I am really, really ready for a break from the winter doldrums.

chicksOne last thing: My little family has had a slight change: we find ourselves with a few additions to our house…Nine of them in fact. We’ve adopted a small troop of baby chickens. The chicks are about 4 weeks old now, and are one of the things that has kept me a little busy lately (though truth be told my wife has done most of the work – though I am building a chicken coop this weekend). The goal with the chicks is to eventually harvest eggs, which is a staple in our house. If you are interested in keeping chickens feel free to drop me a note, as I have a few online resources that have been helpful. And tips are very welcome.

All in all, things are on the upswing. Thanks for continuing to read Almost Fit, even if the posts have been few and far between over the last couple of months. Good things are coming. Thank you as always.